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The Ultimate Guide to Funding Your Book with Partnerships

You’ve almost finished your draft and you start shopping around for publishing quotes.One editor quotes $1,200 and another quotes $5,000. One designer will charge $500, while another charges $2,000. And then you approach an end-to-end publishing company who will charge $12,000 for the lot – editing, design, eBook, printing and distribution.Regardless of where your suppliers […]

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When an Amazon bestseller campaign goes wrong

When you’re running an Amazon bestseller campaign (or any bestseller campaign, for that matter), timing is everything. So what happens when things don’t go to plan?Advertising dollars are wasted, marketing activity gets put on hold, and if you’ve been building up anticipation in advance, you can lose a lot of the buzz you generated. Ultimately, […]

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The year in books – 2017 at Grammar Factory

Every year my team and I are lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book.  So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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The 4 types of editing, and which one is right for you

If you’ve been researching editing and editors, you’ll know by now that there’s a wide range of services on offer. So how do you know what you’re going to get, and whether you’ll get your money’s worth?Read on to learn about the different types of editing, and which you need.Disclaimer: Before we get started, note […]

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Nonfiction book structure

Four ways to structure a nonfiction book

There are multiple ways to structure a nonfiction book. The right structure can be the secret to writing well and quickly. Some writers take years to finish their books, some take months, and some take weeks. Believe it or not, some can even finish their book in a few days.When you clearly structure a nonfiction, […]

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Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

You’ve written a book, or are in the middle of your first draft, and you’ve started thinking about your publishing options. Should you try to get a traditional publishing deal, or would self-publishing make more sense for you and your book?Over the past decade, publishing has changed. Fifteen years ago, traditional publishing was the only […]

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Sure, anyone can write a book . . . but should they?

Don’t think you can write a book? Don’t worry, everyone can. In fact, I’ll teach you how.‘Anyone can write a book’ is a favoured marketing line used by writing coaches and similar professionals across the globe to get you to buy their products and services. Now the purists in my field often respond by saying […]

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How to incorporate great interviews into your book

You have a great idea for a book – it’s about your area of expertise, you’re passionate about your subject, and you’re already thinking about the cover and marketing. Best of all, you have a large network you can contact for interviews. This is going to be awesome – with your happy clients and your […]

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Interview: Reveal your inner author

Have you always wanted to write a book, but don’t know if you have what it takes to be an author?Then I’m excited to share this interview from the Flying Solo podcast with you, where host Robert Gerrish and I talked about how you can reveal your inner author.Some of what we cover in this interview includes: Why […]

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